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Google Glass is an exciting ongoing development in the fields of wearable technology and heads up displays (HUDs). At the same time, it's also been the center of various controversies, such as privacy concerns and the ability to fun afoul of copyright laws by illegally recording certain content. However, there's a new concern that's emerged, and it has to do with blind spots. A new study calls to attention that conventional glasses can reduce the wearer's visual field, sometimes causing absolute scotomas, or blind spots, and that head-mounted devices have even more pronounced frames. "What we've... Read more...
Armed with Facebook’s deep pockets and strong backstop, Oculus VR is much better able to poach talent from big companies than when it was just an exciting startup (John Carmack notwithstanding). The big get for this week is Adrian Wong, who left his post as a lead electrical engineer at Google[x], where he worked on Google Glass, to join the Oculus team. Credit: Brandon Chan via TechCrunch As reported by TechCrunch, Wong announced on Facebook (oh, I get it now) that May 2nd was his last day at Google, and now his LinkedIn profile confirms that he’s moved over to Oculus. Wong worked... Read more...
Glass is for games, too. Google has “hacked together” (their words, not ours) five mini games in an effort to inspire developers to build games for Google Glass using Glassware. “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play,” reads a Google blog post. The five games include voice activation and use of the gyroscope, accelerometer, motion sensing, and Newtonian physics. There’s a tennis game, a clay shooter, a balance game, a matching game, and a shape splitter. Although we can’t say we’re... Read more...
A group of researchers at MIT have developed a proof of concept transparent display that portends a future of clear displays that are inexpensive to make and easy to acquire. The team said that some of the limitations of current transparent technologies include the inability to see projected images from more than one specific angle as well as the complexity and expense of glass equipped with built-in electronics. The technology that they’ve developed is relatively simple: they embed nanoparticles (silver, 60nm) into a plastic polymer sheet. The nanoparticles are tuned to allow all light to... Read more...
Wearable computing is a burgeoning market, as smartwatches proliferate like rabbits and a consumer release of Google Glass looms on the horizon, and Intel is officially getting in on the action. Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s investment wing, has made a “significant investment” in Recon Instruments, a company that makes HUDs (heads up displays). The amount of the investment was not disclosed, but Intel did say that it’s involvement would go towards product development as well as marketing and sales. Intel’s technology will find its way into Recon products, and the... Read more...
We're still at least a few years away from flying cars and teleportation devices becoming commonplace, but in the meantime, Garmin's ensuring the future is always within arm's reach by announcing HUD, the company's first portable head-up display for smartphone navigation apps. With HUD, a device about the size of a typical GPS unit sits on your dashboard and projects navigation information onto a transparent film that you apply to your windshield. HUD is able to provide comprehensive road guidance at a glance and right within the driver's line of sight, which in theory should make for safer drivers... Read more...
Heads-up displays have basically been seen only in expensive cars, sci-fi films and...well, that's about it. OKI Digital Imaging is hoping to change all that and bring HUDs to the masses with a new LED display. The company's 1.1" QVGA panel seeks to provide the same heads-up functionality that has become commonplace in simulators and fancy car dashboards, but while using one-tenth of the power (compared to a traditional LCD) and at just a fraction of the cost. The device features the world's first 65-micrometer pitch between LED chips, and considering that it's also self-illuminating, that's one... Read more...